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Title: Microwave sintering of single plate-shaped articles

Apparatus and method are disclosed for high temperature sintering of plate-shaped articles of alumina, magnesia, silica, yttria, zirconia, and mixtures thereof using microwave radiation. An article is placed within a sintering structure located within a sintering container which is placed in a microwave cavity for heating. The rates at which heating and cooling take place is controlled. 2 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
87769
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Alameda, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 360201; PA: EDB-95:118589; SN: 95001431600
Patent Number(s):
US 5,432,325/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-326,680
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Jul 1995
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; SINTERING; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; SILICON OXIDES; YTTRIUM OXIDES; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES; CERAMICS; MICROWAVE HEATING; PROCESS CONTROL